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Eli Ours grows into a leader on the court and in the huddle

Eli Ours is not the same athlete he was as a freshman. The Hillcrest Academy senior guard has been a starter for the Ravens’ boys’ basketball team in each of his four varsity seasons. … more

Raven defense shuts down Tigers in district quarterfinal

Iowa Valley took a timeout with three minutes left in Monday’s district quarterfinal, clinging to a 37-34 lead.  Heading back out on to the court, Hillcrest senior Eli Ours made a … more

Hillcrest takes advantage of shorthanded Huskies

The Huskies arrived at Hillcrest on Tuesday night shorthanded, and short on practice time. The Ravens took advantage, building a 23-point first half lead on the way to a 60-25 win.  Eli Ours … more

Hillcrest fades at Pekin

The Raven defense held the Panthers in check for much of the first half on Friday, but Hillcrest couldn’t generate enough offense to keep up with No. 9 Pekin in a 48-30 loss on … more

Ours scores 1,000th point in win at Mediapolis

The Hillcrest Ravens traveled to Mediapolis Tuesday and defeated the Bulldogs 44-34 in a hard-fought affair highlighted by senior guard Eli Ours scoring 1000 points. Ours connected on his second … more

Late runs propel Hillcrest in back-to-back thrillers

On Friday, the 4-4 Ravens were down by nine points with five minutes left.  On Saturday, they trailed by 10 at the same point. By Sunday, they were 6-4. You could call it a … more

Photos: Lone Tree at Hillcrest basketball

The Hillcrest offense was clicking when the Ravens returned to conference action on Tuesday.  John Hughes, Eli Ours, and Grant Bender each had at least eight points while the Ravens built a … more

Hillcrest comes back from break with 73-42 win over Morningstar

Unsurprisingly, Hillcrest looked a little rusty in the first quarter on Saturday after a two-week break from practices and games.  But it didn’t take long for the Ravens to find their … more

Louisa-Muscatine edges Hillcrest in final seconds

After trailing by eight points in the third quarter, Hillcrest came back to take a one-point lead but couldn’t protect it in a 45-44 loss to Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday. Down by one with 30 … more

Wapello holds off Hillcrest 53-42

Hillcrest stayed within a few points of visiting Wapello for three-and-a-half quarters, but couldn’t solve the Indian defense in a 53-42 loss on Friday. “They were pretty extended and … more

Ravens blow out Bulldogs after slow start

As a new basketball season began at Hillcrest on Tuesday night, a few things were not ideal. The typical buzz of an opening-night crowd was missing with limitations on attendance. An injury … more

Mask up! This will indeed be a strange season

This season will be so different. High school and college basketball won’t be played in a bubble, as the NBA’s delayed season was just a few weeks ago. There won’t be any … more

Hillcrest’s Leah Bontrager finishes career-best 52nd

The smiling runner scored a personal-best finish in the Class 1A girls state meet this past Saturday. Leah Bontrager, a junior at Hillcrest Academy, placed 52nd in the state championship meet … more

Cross Country Results

RIVER VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP OCT. 13 AT MONTICELLO GIRLS 5K: 1, Mid-Prairie, 24; 2, Tipton, 74; 3, Monticello, 76; 4, IC Regina, 107; 5, Northeast, 163; 6, Anamosa, 170; 7, Cascade, 170; 8, North … more

Mid-Prairie is home; Highland, Lone Tree hit the road

Mid-Prairie head football coach Pete Cavanagh had been hoping for this. The Golden Hawks finished second to No. 2-ranked Williamsburg in District 7 in Class 2A. Their 35-12 victory over West … more

Bontrager grabs 8th in fast finish

The fire in Leah Bontrager’s eyes became evident in the final 50 yards of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet. While other runners seemingly struggled to finish off the … more

Cross Country Results

HILLCREST INVITATIONAL MONDAY AT KALONA GIRLS 5K VARSITY: 1, Mid-Prairie, 27; 2, Iowa City High, 58; 3, Solon, 72; 4, Pella, 90; 5, Danville, 148; 6, Mt. Pleasant, 162; 7, Washington, 194; 8, … more

SEISC teams battle for league titles

Thursday is conference championship day for the Highland, Lone Tree and Hillcrest Academy cross country teams. The Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet for both boys and girls will be … more

Bontrager is 7th in Stormin’ Porter

Leah Bontrager saved her best running for the final portions of the Stormin’ Porter Invitational on Sept. 22 in Center Point. Picking up her pace in the final 1.1 miles, Bontrager, a … more

Bontrager medals at English Valleys

Leah Bontrager of Hillcrest Academy conquered the hills of the English Valleys Invitational and captured third place in the meet held Sept. 15. It was the second consecutive top 10 finish for … more
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